2002 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Great Car with some minor prob

2002 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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Great Car with some minor problems
By Pulsar on


2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


I bought this car after considering the
Vibe, Matrix, and protege-5. They all
cost about the same if you add the
options needed to bring them up to the
GTI standard equipment. This car
replaced a 95 Subaru Impreza 2.2
wagon. The interior of the GTI is
great, I wanted leather but the local
dealers didn't have it with the luxury
package so I went with the moon roof
and monsoon instead.
I've had one big problem that seems
like a common one for the
GTI/Golf/Jetta/Beetle family...The
passenger window supports broke and the
window fell into the door frame. It
took the dealer 3 days to fix this
since they didn't have the parts.

Best Features

Interior look and feel, power, cargo space, long list of standard features.

Worst Features

Sun visors are too short and don't offer any protection from the side window. The cup holders as others have noted. Slow process to lower the back seats. Stronger window supports. Tighter handleing!
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